Caen vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen).
Caen and Lille are set to raise the curtain on the Matchday No 20 in Ligue 1 on Friday evening when they take on each other at Stade Michel d’Ornano. The hosts will come into the match high on confidence as a thread of two draws and one win in past three league games saw them get their campaign up and running after a horrendous kick off to the season.
Fabien Mercadal’s troops thus escaped the red zone thanks to the fact they scored two goals in each of past three league affairs. They kept the good form going six days ago dispatching lower-division Red Star 0-1 on the road to advance to the next round in Coupe de France. Will the hosts be able to make it five consecutive outings without a defeat here against the second-played Lille?
Caen vs Lille: Head-to-head
Lille completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won 22, drew 4 and lost 4 of 31 ties against Caen.
Les Dogues won 15 of past 16 encounters against Caen.
None of past four H2H affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Caen vs Lille: Prediction
Lille ruined the good atmosphere with a disappointing 1-2 home loss to Toulouse in the previous Ligue 1 rounds. They still sit second in the ladder, though. They will also head into this with an improved confidence after a narrow 1-0 victory over lower-division Sochaux in the last weekend’s Coupe de France action.
Lille won back-to-back away fixtures against Montpellier and Nimes to improve their record on travels. Given Caen’s recent rise in form attackingly, we have reasons to expect an open game with goals at both ends. The BTTS is priced up at 2.00 because of the head to head record, but we believe it’s worth backing with low to mid stake.
Caen vs Lille: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).